Marcus Lawler and Zak Irwin going head-to-head in 2014. Photo: Kieran Carlin
28 Jan 2015

Podcast: Juniors make the jump; Fagan back on top, but questions remain; World Cross woes

This week, we pick out the stars from last weekend’s National junior and under-23 championships, and hear from some of the stars of the day such as Phil Healy and Karl Griffin. Back in the capital, Feidhlim Kelly was our man on the ground at the Raheny 5, and he

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Golden Girl: Olive Loughnane, who finished second to Kaniskina in 2009, is set to be upgraded to gold.
21 Jan 2015

Podcast: Golden Olive At Last, Hope For Heffernan, Russian Roulette Backfires

It was celebration time on this week’s podcast after we received news that Olive Loughnane is set to be awarded gold from the World Championships in Berlin in 2009 in the wake of a spate of doping busts in Russia. There was also major hope that Rob Heffernan may be

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Image Credit: Keith McClure photography
14 Jan 2015

Podcast: Britton bounces back, Ritz Returns, but cross problems still unsolved

This week, we cast our eyes back to the freezing hills of Scotland, where the world’s best athletes gathered to run cross country. Cathal Dennehy caught up with many of them on his day trip to Edinburgh; Fionnuala Britton talks about her second-place finish and plans for the year. Bernard

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Fionnuala Britton taking victory in 2013 Edinburgh XC. Photo:
07 Jan 2015

Chris Chooses Life; Edinburgh’s Great Expectations; Sonia’s Training Secrets; Podcast

It’s our first podcast of the New Year, and we ring it in by first discussing the inspirational tale of one Cork man who had the balls to follow his dream, all the way to the high hills of Ethiopia. As 2015 gets into full swing, the hottest action of

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23 Dec 2014

Podcast: Belated bronze for Rob; Heffernan has his say

For our final podcast of 2014, we talk to Rob Heffernan as he receives his belated European bronze medal from Barcelona 2010. Heffernan talks about losing out on medals due to dopers, gives his views on the Russian scandal, and explains why the Irish anti-doping system is one of the

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Podcast 16-12-2014
16 Dec 2014

Women bag bronze, but have Europeans given up?

It was all about the European Cross Country in Samokov this week, and we have news, views, reflections, results, opinions and analysis to offer in the post-mortem. We hear from Fionnuala Britton, who led the women’s team to bronze, after her sixth-place finish, and also the National Endurance Coach Chris

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John Treacy, Catherina McKiernan, Sonial O'Sullivan
11 Dec 2014


We have a host of legends talking on the show this week, both Irish and International, from Sonia O’Sullivan to Jo Pavey and more. First up, we look back on last weekend’s Novice Cross Country, which saw a pair of invaders from North and South take the titles in Dublin.

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25 Nov 2014

Dundalk Delivers; Pollock and Britton prevail

This week, it was all about the Intercounties Cross Country Championships, and we were treated to a superb day of competition as Fionnuala Britton destroyed the women’s race for her fifth title and Paul Pollock edged a thriller in the men’s race to take his second. The course in Dundalk

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Cross Country is looming onto the Horizon for Junior Athletes
14 Nov 2014

A Week to Remember: The Road to Maynooth

This week, we had the full team back in the studio to cast our ever-critical, occasionally cynical eyes on a range of subjects, from last weekend’s Remembrance Run, where Brendan O’Neill and Fionnuala Britton took the titles, to the upcoming Intervarsity Road Relay Championships. We preview one of the most

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New York Marathon
05 Nov 2014

Big Apple, Big Scandals and Gregan goes for broke

This week we look back on all the action at the New York marathon from the tight finishes to the latest drug revelations that have affected the World Marathon Majors final result. Cathal Dennehy caught up with Paula Radcliffe and asked for her take on the Rita Jeptoo positive test

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